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The Taliban Is Bringing Back Its Feared ‘Vice’ and ‘Virtue’ Policy
"Recently named interim taleban government is starting to lay out new policies in afghanistan. Npr's jackie northam reports from islamabad. The taliban raised its white and black flag over the afghan presidential palace the same day. The us was marking the twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks. The ceremony in kabul ushered in the new. All male interim government made up of many of the hardline. Figures that ruled afghanistan. Twenty years ago already. The new government announced it is bringing back a version of their ministry for the propagation of virtue and prevention of vice which could allow the taliban to roam the streets punishing anyone seen as not leading a pure islamic life. Taliban leaders are promising this time around. They will not allow extremists to operate from afghan soil and have denied reports that al qaeda is already active.
Guinea President, Alpha Condé, Seized in Military Coup
"African nation of guinea soldiers have arrested the country's president in an apparent coup and npr's ava peralta reports. They took over state television to announce it soldiers draped with the canadian flag appeared. Live on state tv. Your dumpling undisciplined. This time they said to usher in a new adaptable constitution. Another video played widely on local media. Show soldiers surrounding president alpha. Conde conde is the country's first democratically elected leader but last year. Despite huge public protests he rammed through a constitutional amendment that allowed him to run for a third term. The discontent only grew after he won. According to local news. Soldiers have surrounded the presidential palace and told residents to stay home it
Broadway Is Back, but This Act Is Different From Before
"Let me geek out for a minute. And i'll get to my point after i share with you. The joy of going to a broadway theater for the first time. Since march of twenty twenty broadway has been shut roadway. Starting to reopen last night. I went to the walter kerr theatre on forty eighth street. And so haiti's town was the first broadway show is actually two productions that opened last night haiti's town and waitress too big hit musicals on broadway theater geek that i am. I'm gonna see waitress this weekend before. Heading back to florida and it was a glorious feeling to be back in the theater again to be with a bunch of people who appreciate theater and it was a little bit different mask sir required in the theater you had to show your proof of vaccination at the door which incidentally is total performance. It's it's completely performance. Art all they need to do is see what looks like a vaccination card on your phone. And they're letting. In you think a broadway theater usher is going to be able to validate the authenticity of your vacs card. Come on you know anybody could show a picture of vacs card and say there's my accent. Okay go on and enjoy the show. It's really the honor system. But that's okay because the people in that theater made a decision to live their life and take a risk. There are people that would never go to a crowded theatre in this case of theater building. Nine thousand nine hundred twenty one your elbow to elbow with a couple of thousand people. There are people who would never ever right. Now choose to do that. And that's okay but for those of us who did that ought to be okay to
Musicals Return to Broadway With ‘Waitress’ and ‘Hadestown’
"Got to do something last night. I'm gonna let me geek out for a minute. And i'll get to my point after i share with you. The joy of going to a broadway theater for the first time. Since march of twenty twenty broadway has been shut roadway. Starting to reopen last night. I went to the walter kerr theatre on forty eighth street. And so haiti's town was the first broadway show is actually two productions that opened last night haiti's town and waitress too big hit musicals on broadway theater geek that i am. I'm gonna see waitress this weekend before. Heading back to florida and it was a glorious feeling to be back in the theater again to be with a bunch of people who appreciate theater and it was a little bit different mask sir required in the theater you had to show your proof of vaccination at the door which incidentally is total performance. It's it's completely performance. Art all they need to do is see what looks like a vaccination card on your phone. And they're letting. In you think a broadway theater usher is going to be able to validate the authenticity of your vacs card. Come on you know anybody could show a picture of vacs card and say there's my accent. Okay go on and enjoy the show. It's really the honor system. But that's okay because the people in that theater made a decision to live their life and take a risk. There are people that would never go to a crowded theatre in this case of theater building. Nine thousand nine hundred twenty one your elbow to elbow with a couple of thousand people. There are people who would never ever right. Now choose to do that. And that's okay but for those of us who did that ought to be okay to that'll be okay too.
Musicals Return to Broadway With ‘Waitress’ and ‘Hadestown’
"In new york performances on broadway reopened last night after going dark for a year and a half because of the pandemic one of them. Haiti's town is a contemporary retelling of the orpheus. Myth reporter jeff. London was there. The doors opened early to allow time for audience. Members to show vaccination cards to enter ushers held signs to remind the audience to wear a mask and the atmosphere was electric. The show stop several times for standing ovations when it was all over. The crowd took the street in front of the walter. Kerr theatre where the cast serenaded them with the title song and invited everyone to sing. Lean on me in the next few weeks. Several more musicals will open among them hamilton. Wicked and the lion king
The National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Is a Total Moron
"One of the most unimpressive people ever to serve in. Government is a man by the name of jake sullivan. He thinks he's very smart because he's a rhode scholar and it's tucker carlson said on his show yesterday. We really can't find out what he's ever done that is meaningful except to go to school and he was pressed by i think. Savannah guthrie from nbc. Might not be here might have been somebody else asking. How did you guys screw this up. So terribly and he uses these kind of things. He's being very clever by using these long words by saying oh well yes we You're trying to circumvent the imminent threat by trying to use aerial reconnaissance. And by the ten second you realize this guy's a moron. This is the guy i forget the fact that they're corrupt and they actually want to preside over a completely different nation. Being ushered in the united states of america. Just not very smart. And they're so prideful and cocky. So jake sullivan is i think. He's the national security advisor. He's a total wimp. And the fact that jake sullivan is giving advice on her. United states military is rather horrifying.
"usher" Discussed on Run That Prank
"Your happy place as starbucks order ahead on the app. Now father we ask that you look down upon stick we ask that you look down on her right now right now asking that you put a smile on her face on sunday morning asking that you put some joy in her heart on sunday morning to draw the pain and anger was that be going through. Whatever demon there is inside. We ask that you draw that demon out. We asked to pour that demon away from suspect right now in your name. We ask all of these blessings to come to appreciate this boy. I don't even know who you in all of my number past game in the number one and asked me to call. I am like i said i'm sean williams. We haven't met yet. I am the new you know. He don't he. Don't act that way. And if bishop for. I told you what mr respect what makes me say this right here system and maybe this will shed some light on things a little bit clearer. The head this nephew. Time from steve. Harvey morning show. You just got pranked by system. Who is also usher at the church for missing there about this. Yes a mess. We already just don't make no sense. Law him this is embarrassing. God this is. Yes ma'am that. That's that's that's my article. This is just a joke you doing. I'm hugh tunes this in band. And listen to the show everett. I never would have to be on the apple java. All my that me on his radio did this to you. Well how about if Y'all call me back. we we do. We would do a price on on her heels and a couple of feet a little business. What is the baddest radio. Show in the land. Hobbit mony show tommy them on the she is so cute. I love this so yes. I'm so sorry please forgive me. She don't it make you want to just go to church on time to don't make know. I know you knew bishop coming. He was her job. I don't appreciate it. You got a better chance of getting a real us to go to right. we had. We have one up thirty seconds too late when when it's time to walk here shut that door and we'll stand there and make you stay outside for or five minutes. They let you back in like series and imagine how they would act it with getting paid paid. You don't think ever try to get on one of those view. I by pugh. Oh oh no. I think all the season passes right section one illiterate. They do get eric. If you're to right now. Do not do that the way. Let me go sit down by white glove. That's what you're do. You're gonna get killed by white slapped by white potato play nephew. Thank you coming up next strawberry letter subject. It takes three men to do one job. We'll get into it right after this. You're listening to steve harvey morning show veterans. You may have earned a variety of the benefits. Did you know the can help you. Further your education and pursue professional training. The home loan guaranty program can help you by repair or adopt a home via provides housing support. If you find yourself homeless or at risk of homelessness and don't forget world class health care. Learn more about these and other. Va benefits visit. Choose dot v. A. dot gov..
Will Gyms Go the Way of Arcades and Movie Rental Stores?
"The pandemic is reshaping America's fitness industry and ushering in a new era of home work outs and virtual classes hi index's eyes equipment maker peloton breaks ground today on its first U. S. factory in Ohio soaring sales comes as thousands of small business centers have gone out of business and industry trade group says twenty two percent of the nation's health clubs have closed since March of twenty twenty hello John CEO John Foley predicts the ease of working out at home is going to overtake the traditional gym fitness is one of the few remaining categories that's going to be massively disrupted by a by a digital experience that happens to work for the consumer a lot better and over time becomes a lot better value because you're using it versus the broken model of yester year that you ended up going months and months without going to the gym Ali says just like the video store gyms will fade away I'm Julie Walker
Grace Hopper: The Queen of Code
"Mary was born in new york city in nineteen. Oh six her father. Walter owned an insurance company in the family enjoyed the trappings of east coast. Upper class with summers in new hampshire in private school for grace grace came of age during an unusual time in american during the nineteen twenties and thirties. A relatively high number of women receiving doctorate degrees numbers that wouldn't be matched again until the nineteen eighties. This period of opportunity was immediately followed by world war two which ushered huge numbers of women into the workforce in one thousand nine hundred twenty grace graduated phi beta kappa from vassar college with degrees in mathematics and physics two years later. She earned a master's degree mathematics from yale grayson began teaching math at vaster while studying for her phd. Under computer pioneer howard angstrom in one thousand forty one pearl harbor was bombed the attack in which three hundred and fifty japanese warplanes from hawaiian naval base. True the us into world war two. It also inspired grace to join the war effort. Despite her unique set of skills she was initially rejected from the navy due to her age and small stature but grace brilliant and sharp-tongued persisted in nineteen forty-three three. She joined the naval reserve and was assigned to the bureau of ships computation project at harvard university at harvard. Grace work with howard aitken who had developed one of the first earliest electromechanical computers the ibm automatic sequence controlled calculator. Better known as mark. One grace was responsible for programming mark. One which took up an entire room and punching machine instructions into the tape before there was even much understanding about what the job entailed grace became. Where the first re- computer programmers in american history. She also wrote mark one's five hundred sixty one page user
Charlie Kirk Discusses 50 Shades of Communism
"We are back with the founder the president of turning point. Usa just back from his student action summit. I asked him a question before we began on discussion. And he said that's an interesting one. I'm gonna to in front of three million people. Charlie cook who are we finding. We've talked about the establishment. Gop that seems to be a war. When it comes to the left the the bind administration kamala bernie blm other communist. Are they socialists. What are they i mean. Communist is a fine term. There's always been two different types of communists though and they've always hated each other. Which are the nationalist communist. And the internationalist communists trotskyites versus the lennon's of the stalin. And i think you're starting to. You're going to see that collision. But i don't think it's as ideological as it used to be. I think that they're deconstructionist's in nature that they wanna see this entire republic fall apart and kind of truth. Be this of course. Yeah i mean once you remove absolute truth in the land of the absurd. They rain exactly what's happening. They don't want to have anything. That's objectively true or right or real and they only believe there's power dynamics as the way to try to adjudicate differences or to try to organize society so i think you have kind of this coalition. Some are more legitimate communist marxism or corporatists. That just want power and relevancy. I would put kind of chuck schumer more in that direction. i think he's just more of a just brass knuckle politician that wants to be in control and power and considering how old is just really kind of sinister and dark to think about that. Then you've got to have the nihilists that just wanna burn everything and really. Yeah the antifa types and then you have the true legit revolutionaries that think they're going to usher in some sort of utopia the alexander kazu cortez's. They're the ones who really got to watch out for the ones that think they're on the right side of history there arguably the most
Biden, DNC Fact-Checkers Only Validate Opinions and Misinformation
"Here's another one from this piece. Biden allied groups, including the DNC are planning to engage fact checkers more aggressively. Uh, they can be more aggressive. They don't even check facts and they check opinions like I like ice cream. American Servat, if you're not allowed to like like ice cream verdict box. There are also work with SMS carriers to expel misinformation about vaccines that it sent over social media and text messages. Uh huh. I d. I didn't read that wrong. These are the mini tyrants, government running the culture and Acadia now Is to the body bag people. That's what we call them. These are the useful morons and useful idiots throughout human history, who are clustered in totalitarian ism under the guise of being freedom Fighters free, which is again tragic, hilarious. And there the body once they usher it in the body bags come every time mechanism is a 100% correct failure and again before you say, Oh, you're jumping the gun. We're not going down that road here. I'm going to leave you with this before you got to take a break here. What is the left of the United States doing now? That is any different than what Communists have done in every communist regime in the early days of implementing their agenda. Balkanization speech suppression. TIFA style shock troops in the BLM style style. Chuck's shock troops industry. What's the difference? What's the difference? I'll way we got a
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Flies Own Rocket to Space
"Off in the billionaire companies space rocket plane reaching an altitude of about 53 miles floating in zero gravity before gliding back to the New Mexico runway at Spaceport America. Minutes ago, Branson recalling his experience, honestly, nothing could prepare you for the view of a from space. I mean, if the whole thing was just magical, and suddenly you're looking down, and you've seen three people looking up at you. Hang on, man. What are you doing down there? The mothership aircraft releasing the space plane about 8.5 miles up when the rocket ignited a B C's Joe Benitez watching from the spaceport. It was at that moment when the spaceship with Richard Branson on board and those four other passengers. On board. They were all able to go to the edge of space. It's hoped the flight will usher in a new era in space tourism. The rise of the Delta
Dealing With a Mediocre Report Card After the School Year From Hell
"You let a writer our teacher. I deeply respect your desire to make sure that your kid is not falling behind. I recognize your concern. I felt it myself. But i think you gotta just absolutely let it go. You got to not put any pressure on your kid to try and learn anything this summer. I think you need to let your kid have the summer off. Let you have the summer off. I think that you need to remember that every child in your child's classes coming back to school next year behind in some way and that you have to trust that your school over the next year and years and years that your child is going to be in. That system is going to find ways to collect up the kids who are hard working and conscientious. But who didn't do as well as they might have done in the school year. From hell and help usher them toward success. And i think you'd need to not put that on yourself. This summer of all summers when you and your kid have just been through hell so i very curious what you both have to say on this one and i can totally see an argument. That you know you simply. You just have to keep on kids who void the summer slump. But i feel like this if for like twenty year olds. This is the hot back summer. I feel like for school. Kids right angela I feel like for elementary school children. This needs to be the slumping summer. You just need to embrace the slump and understand that everyone is going to be a little bit behind when the new school year starts. And every teacher's gonna to understand that and accommodate that and please don't stress out about it but i would like to know what you guys think. I'm mostly agree. I would say i think it's worth trying to understand particularly before there's a lot of distance between the closing of the school year and getting You know fully into summer break mode kind of what happened or what has been happening so like what are the differences between this report card and the one you got the close of last year and i understand that this may have been the transition from pass fail to real grades or this is a time academically. Were kids are being assessed a little bit more seriously but if there are some things that you see have been consistent problems that perhaps weren't big problems before the became bigger problems over the pandemic and you kind of understand what you're up against going into next year. I think you can pause with that in mind. As opposed to saying this is the thing that we will deal with when the school year begins and as inclined as i answer one hundred percent support just letting it all go for the summer and not dealing with any sort of academic enrichment. I do think that You mentioned reading being a challenge. It's at the foundation of everything that your kid is going to do at school. And there's is unique opportunity because reading is something that can be done for pleasure that you can buy bolstering. Your child's confidence and reading skills help them to find school to be if not more compelling at the very least easier to survive and that can lead to better academic
T-Pain Says a Comment Usher Made Sent Him Into a 4 Year Depression
Jordan's Unprecedented Palace Drama Moves to the Courtroom
"Preventative of King Abdullah the second then a former royal court chief all set to take the stand in Jordan's upcoming trial of the century the two men not to be ushered into the defendant's cage at the state security courts to face charges of sedition and incitement they're accused of conspiring with the kings half brother prince Hamzah to foment unrest against the monarch Walsall's keeper foreign help what may have been seen as a family matter erupted into the public domain when hands that was placed under house arrest the move sent jitters through children and foreign capitals with western powers rallying behind the king he's considered an ally in an otherwise unstable region former information minister Muhammad on mommy's since the split in the family has repercussions for the whole country its unity and solidarity it's much linked also to the stability of the country I'm Karen Thomas
Australian Softball Team Arrives in Japan for Olympic Camp
"The first international athletes have arrived in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, which opened on July the 23rd after being postponed last year. The Australian softball team landed at Narita airport, wearing facemasks along with their green and gold uniforms and were immediately ushered off for Corona virus
In South Florida, Shootings Usher in Bloody Holiday Weekend
"Three people have died and dozens were injured in a shooting over the weekend in South Florida we must get these killers off the streets Miami Dade County mayor Daniella Levine comp on W. P. L. G. after three people got out of an S. U. V. early Sunday morning and shot into a crowd outside a banquet hall that had been rented out for a concert they used assault rifles and hand guns gun violence is an epidemic and the pandemic has intensified it we must invest in public safety and we must invest in our communities the three shooters have not yet been identified and there is a one hundred thousand dollar reward for any leads we need you to come forward if you have information to help us solve these crimes I'm Shelley Adler
Being Courageous in Your Meditative Practice With Stacy McClendon
"I think what i was hearing. You say yes it. It makes sense to get into meditation to take care of yourself. Be little less. Stressed develop the better angels of your own nature but as you go down this path the point is not just to be in your own. Little bliss bubble. The point is to be a more constructive actor in the world writ large. Yeah and that's sanga and we don't choose sanga. There's nothing that's excluded. I like to think of the sort of been terms of suburbs right. So some of your song guys going to be your first ring saga there. You're studying together. You're practicing together. And then there are folks who are further out. Maybe you have less engagement with but still we belong to one another and remembering that takes much more commitment and effort because we forget and then they become other. We begin ushering them. Well it's those people who live in those suburbs or that look a particular way and so a lot of what i am working to do. And i'm by to cultivating a courage cultivating courage to stay in our practice and allow us to be transformed right so again dropping out of the head and into the body and it's leaning into this faith this trust that what we're cultivating and our practice will yield a useful impact on others will be the fruit of what is needed in the moment for personal transformation for social transformation. Perhaps there's many virgos out there like me. You create a plan devised. The plan identified the key stakeholders you implement the plan and then you move on and so for me in that sense. Practice is a challenge. All of the time. It's been open
Interview With Ian Dunlap, the Master Investor
"You've been doing a lot of work. Educating and inspiring black people on how to get wealthy via the stock market so break down your basic thesis. How do we get wealthy via the stock market very simple. We have to invest every month. Always try to tell. People get it years prior fifty years prior six years prior when we invested. Oftentimes our grandparents will go back. The money was not there or we invested in insurance. The money wasn't there but now there's a lot more transparency. We have to invest every single month. So even if you put five hundred dollars a month into the market into index fund which exxon is just like a basket or collection of stock. So if you don't know the one pick it gives you a bunch of companies bundled together and over thirty year you can have roughly million dollars depend on if you get anywhere from seven to twelve percent Interest on on those gains. So i mean last year was exceptional because we were at thirty and forty percent. We won't have the same thing this year but year-over-year you showers about twelve percent and then always tell people to get half index funds have technology stocks. And because we are living in technological age we have been since the early nineteen nineties. Like around four That clinton help usher that wave in the does the best blueprint to go with all the companies that we all love. Apple microsoft's zone will run out tesla instagram's owned by facebook. Those are the biggest companies that we are that we have in the world and we should put our money installs companies to be able to secure our.
"usher" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"Patrimony with the name which had linked stoa densify the to as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appalachian of the house of usher and appalachian which seemed to include in the minds of the peasantry. Who used it. Both the family and the family mansion i have said that the sole affected my somewhat childish experiment that of looking down within the tarn had been to deepen the first singular impression there can be no doubt that the consciousness of the rapid increase of my superstition. For why should i not so term. It served mainly to accelerate the increase itself. Such i have long known is the paradoxical law of all sentiments having terror as a basis and it might have been for this reason only when i again uplifted my eyes to the house itself from its image in the pool there grew in my mind. Strange fancy fancy so ridiculous. Indeed that i mentioned it to show the vivid force of the sensations that oppressed me. I had so worked upon my imagination. As really to believe that about the whole mansion and domain there hung an atmosphere peculiar to themselves and their immediate vicinity an atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of heaven. But which had wreaked up from the decayed trees in the gray wall in the silent tarn a pestilent and mystic vapor dull sluggish faintly discernible and leading huge shaking off from my spirit. What must have been a dream. I scanned more narrowly the real aspect of the building. Its principal feature seemed to be that of an excessive antiquity. The discoloration of ages had been great minute. Fungi overspread the whole exterior hanging in a fine tangled web work from the eaves yet. All this was apart from mini extraordinary dilapidation. No portion of the masonry had fallen and there appeared to be a wild inconsistency between it's still perfect adaptation of parts and the crumbling condition of the individual stones in this. There was much that reminded me of the specious totality of old woodwork. Which has rotted for long years in some neglected vault with no disturbance from the breath of external air beyond this indication of extensive decay however the fabric gave little token of instability. Perhaps the eye of a scrutinizing observer might have discovered a barely perceptible fisher which extending from the roof of the building in front made. Its way down the wall and zigzag direction until it became lost in the sullen waters of the tarn noticing. These things i wrote over a short causeway to the house. A servant in waiting took my horse..
"usher" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"Position. Can i ask. I'm i'm literally going against my rules of this. Show the not be sensationalism gossipy. But i never asked like what is your standing with your contemporaries like i'm just saying with us. It's like okay. I'm i'm down with common down with moose. And you know my contemporaries like are you. You be from with chris brown. I got beef with an mother's i mean come. On who else is singing and dancing like usher in like. I've never seen you or isn't so there's there's always those stories those things that people say. Well damn. I wish. I had had been smarter. Been the right time not passed up on this artists. Not do this day. Not do that right. So there's one thing in my career. That i definitely regret one thing were and to this day i about a with it. Which is why always show support for this artists whenever he asked. And i've always kinda like it ended up being more of a relationship as a reason. Why joining it out like this anyway but the roots so Mark pitts comes to me. And he's like i got this artist and i'm like well you know i'm just really focused myself. I need i. I know that. But i got this artist that i really think you should see and i want him to be your first artist. Some like i will let me see so his manager comes in they have you know. Can they show them to me. I'm meet him. I was doing this album at the time. They want him to perform this album. I was like okay. Coup it s cool but i i just i didn't get it. It wasn't that i didn't get it. I was. I was a bit. Like i'm gonna be honest. I was intimidated when we get these sound. Listen i was intimidated by what it meant to move to the place of mentor and artists and not be artist. So i felt like i want fuck that up and i don't want to stop what i think i'm doing right now and do it too early. It was a it was a mature thing but not clear. You know what i'm saying and then i went to. I went to my team. And i was like. I really wanna work with desires and it was like. I don't think you should do it. I don't think you should. You should work with his arts And then he left way way way. Whoa santa fe. Twenty who.
"usher" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"That was the many ways by ushering them in our special guests on quest love supreme. So are you. Are you one of those people that cringe when you hear your older material or that people salvino over stuff that you made fifteen years ago. Yeah yeah record now is like nice like you could spill pizza on your shirt new. Like oh man. that's you know. What are you thinking of when you hear that one. I had lost my voice. Because i can hear it. I'm like damn. I was fighting trying to get to that shit. So what was it like when you finally got full control. Your voice sounds like shit. Yeah it was actually after. I left new york when i left new york. Then i begin to to slowly should get it get back. Came to new york to record this record. Recorded voice foley did not have my voice. So how long could you sing before the crack starts the cracks in your voice. Know ladies and gentlemen. I have never done I think not. Because i started trying to promote the album i was is another tied. That you guys you which will bring you the new addition. But i was being managed by brooke pain. Whoa geoff dyson at the time. Wait a minute you are a brooke. Pain student yeah. jesus christ. That's that's explains.
"usher" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"So you know to be patient. The conversation is between a guy and the girl whatever Santa Relationship and the guy who's been forthright I, you know in order to have a successful relationship, it really does start with honestly data be straightforward each other sometimes you know they make the choice to move on but at least you honest about who you are work and what you can stay in which you can take. Not, trying to you know figure it out on the way down it's like Nah. In my life but I want I want love I just I'm a little bit at. Wow but I got better I'm better. That a confession now for real yes. Man I mean, look this desk to growing up. Growing up -partment is hard people on understand. This is hard man there's no, there's no manual for this. I mean I got it. Wrong. So many times. You know. I. Got to the point also, I was sick of my own hands. Eight golf like you say man like see, I saw my mom and daddy married for sixty four years. So I thought that's what you're supposed to do. Wow. But I didn't know that you suppose you can't just came dismay anybody. At sixty four years. I've been married now man for thirty five years. To three different people. Like The numbers. Total. I will credit following. I've just keep a running total of I've been doing this thirty five years I think. We're GONNA, check this out we're. GonNa I'M GONNA make sure all the Steve Harvey fans get out. So the videos out today. And the single is out tangles efficiently out video is out in one more piece of great news that we have. A hotel sit tight right there. We'll be right back everybody with more or shit right after this you're listening to. Mighty Morning Show I'd everybody we're back with us. You now usher before. We love you said that you had something really big to share with us I'm me having my residency next year the college scam at all in Las Vegas that's right four. Years. Yeah let me tell you something if you all don't understand what that really is if you WanNa, know if you are an international star a non. Residency in Las Vegas says it all because Las Vegas in New York, all the two cities that the world goes to the world goes to New York and the whole world go to Vegas and an offer to sell out a residency in Vegas you have to be in and out superstar cost is so many foreigners coming to Vegas. So many Americans coming to Vegas is what Worldcom's and if you an international global star, you can get a residency in Vegas. A residency for for local news. Local people don't get residency partner that. Share. y'All. CELINDA BE. Siegfried and Roy be that's Dad. You. Got To be somebody to get a resident and banking broke boy. On it could be able to. On in that's it will be an experience like not enough. I know everybody's kind of shut down. I'm really bored to get back into swimming and I felt like this was perfect. You know. Is Perfect for you. Stage of your career man. It's like place to Goldman Skirl. We love. Oh we come. To See. Storing because every night the audience is different. Scoring without have to leave and they lay you out. The ball and they put you in. College. Do you remember we were at the I? Think it was the last hoodies. And performed, and we were backstage waiting right. When he came backstage. We're like usher usher and he was like I'm all sweaty and we're like, that's what we want. Try. You. Know we love you. Not. He'll. Listen now listen. A single is out today bad habits. Now, this is what we're going to Steve Harvey Nation this man to meant so much to us over the years I mean, just a music icon and legend. So let's download it today Steve, Harvey Nation Us, you got a new one out his call bad habits, check the video, download it today. Now also the residency begins July twenty, twenty one. So get ready cause we ought be open by the biggest. I got to get out. July, twenty twenty one and we'll run to the end of the year tickets. Go on sale today at one PM Eastern federal residency. You could be one of the first ones to go out and see us a lab as seizes some great. Congratulations. That's be. I really do appreciate it. Hey. So ushered countable give us your take on this upcoming election man Oh, man that ain't a new compensation.
"usher" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Save show that night. That thing. Bad Man. And he's got that Hook see that's what s what you specialize man. You get that Hook where everybody can get wooded sing along. You know it's hard man because a lot of new school artists they missed that that hook you gotTa have a hook man that makes the hit baby. Yeah. Hey usher stick around. We'll be right back more from legend right after this you're listening to. Morning morning show. Good Ad. got. Somebody, bad habits. We're back Steve Harvey morning..
"usher" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Dear young rocker season two is a raw honest strange and entertaining story about finding yourself in your early twenties and a lifelong relationship with music. It's hosted by me Chelsea arson and executive produced by Jake Brennan of disgrace land. Dear Young rocker comes to you from double elvis, productions and iheartradio. Listen to dear young rocker on the iheartradio. APP APPLE PODCASTS or wherever you get your podcasts..
"usher" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"So I can't really believe I'm saying this right now, but check out the Song California by Usher Rim by Ryan Cam Ester Dean. He didn't open, Leonard. You, don't hate. Don't be slowing. Down South praised. Used to. Was Barnabas. Begin live right now. We do stay right now, Bacon. But if it went down right now. In California. Cottage Inchon. Stretched Hotel California. Meet a plutonium. The formula. Joan. Hotel. From C...
"usher" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"usher" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"When I finished singing was ready to be slammed whether it was compliments or criticism, it was going to be taken as growth I'm listening and I'm trying to process as fast as I can all the things that they're saying because I can incorporate this stuff in all of my music and all of my future songs. The first things were they were kind of confused by the structure of the song. There is a critical issue inept. The course itself to me didn't feel like the course because like we were talking about earlier. There's not really a structure to it. It was just kind of one section happening twice vocally and then. They were like okay, so that is the first thing that needs to be addressed. We need to give this more structure more form and I was one hundred percent with it, and then from there. They said that melody has the view from California. They were like that is the song so now we need to chisel out the song and create these different sections and developed lyrics around this story. When you start off with house of you from California is set up, a pitcher set up a story assure he agreed with the songwriters, saying that things need to be structured out and that the lear's needs to be changed. Changed, to make them more global and less of the Ryan Cam Perspective and more like the worldly perspective, this guy is global. Yes, so the moment that I finished getting. Everybody's feedback. I was walking out and esther was like so take those notes and rewrite it so I was like okay. I could totally do that. I was on their page with what they're saying. Let's do it so basically. I went back to the hotel and revised my old version. I kept the concepts and I kept the the vibe in the energy and the authenticity, but I incorporated structure and I incorporated new elements. That were more conventional. New version done. She only way they went pop. Overseas I can't talk now. What do. You say no need to. See you in the skies. Cameras give one. Let me. Know girls if from. Working with ESTA was awesome. I played her version two. The way that she works is so cool. She was like having the engineer cut the same bar like repeated over and over, but create a song very repetitive song at the beginning, because she was just listening to the melodies into the flow, and you have to dig and beat your on lyrics over and over and over right from there. We went and we figured out the different bars. It was almost like a roller coaster like I was on the ride with her, and we were going. We were jump into the chorus, and then we would were figuring out the melody for the verse, and then we went back once we had all the melodies, and we were going bar for Bar and figuring out. Okay, we say this year. What if we say this year? And just the collaboration was so cool. So, basically. That is version three. So after we had worked out version three, she put me in with one of her songwriters. His name's frank and he's the man, so she put me in with him and was like okay. Now I want you to to work on. Making it a little more hip, a little more slang, you a little more fun and loose so me and frank spent the session doing that making some changes making some adjustments to the lyrics. It's time..
"usher" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"Welcome I'm Ester Dean and this is song. Lands podcast show where we take you a little further into.
"usher" Discussed on Ellen on the Go
"Times eight yes. I'm telling you the things I know about here all right so what what's yours you. You're not are you char- from a game face on and say you wouldn't look me in is. Yeah what is it your Chart Dom Chacha and when you correctly I guess it's it's you kiss Bonner. That's how you play spilled the tea for playing. I'm getting a new house and for sharing your secrets. Thank you and for sharing your secrets. Your all getting ipads all right. So that was that now. The other thing that I sure did was there was an amazing young woman who went viral. She's a young mom single mom. She went viral because her daughter has cerebral. Palsy and her daughter was told she was sold. Her daughter would never be able to walk and that was wrong. And a couple of weeks ago This young girl who's may be four or five walked unassisted for the first time and now she's walking around now. The woman posted the video and the video went viral and in talking to her we learned that she is a giant usher. Fan Like we if you ran a contest for the biggest usher. Fan would've sense that she would have wanted and she was here in the audience thinking she was watching a show right. We call her down out of the audience and we surprised her with Russia and it was adorable. Take a listen and you're here on a day that usher is here. I know you're a huge usher fans. Isn't that a coincidence? On that day thing. He's I wanted him to stay. He had an appointment to get to so he left. What do you love about usher so much? I just love how. He has the power to change people's lives and he takes advantage of that. Yeah I love how awesome of a father. He is on any obstacle he had his life. He's always tried to make it more positive and just spread the love like you spread it. I just love him so much eight..
"usher" Discussed on Ellen on the Go
"I know in my experience when I struggled last year. I knew I looked at you as an inspiration. Because you've been through this and you've come out of the other side and I really just admire the man that you are today and you know I find Daniel to be a little more guarded around you because you're not the first one to say that and then when you leave. He tastes totally. Lets his guard down around me nervous around me. There's a celebrity and I'm just like nobody. Nobody Teddy Bear. You know true. Know what else we want to talk about it that meaning somewhere that I should know about. This is still going on chair luck there. Now Buddy. You're there till the end now now. Look I'm aware so. Our next topic is is is usher. Yes or as I like to. Call Them Usher Hersher Shush and there are two things that I sure did when he was here that I thought were standouts. One was he played a surprise. Game of spill. The T. specialties. That game were five people stand behind a podium and there are five sort of captions about those people are all fairly sexy and surprising. And we have an ellen has to match the fact about the person and we usually play with civilians including a woman named Carol but we had to surprise guests in this edition of spilled the tea we had. Carol we also had Justin Bieber and usher. Now you can't see you should really watch us on your dvr. But we're going to play it for you because I think l. and also reads them so we're going to play a clip from it and we'll know when the numbers come in next week. How many of you tuned out during the Clinton we'll take listen all right. I'm going to reveal five secrets that we found out about you and then I'm going to try to map to secret with the person if I can match all five. I will win a fantastic price. I'm not sure what you will win but I it's really about what I went. The first secret on the board. Is I watch every hallmark movie. I kissed.
"usher" Discussed on The Two Shot Podcast
"Much these cook and this is a podcast. exlusive never done this before never cooked for anybody. Now it's just listeners out there so what you doing I mean we go out cooking first half you know I so much less scary I think. Why not infra panic? I'm looking forward to woods game now that I look at wherever you have just put in front. Funding media does look a bit artem Yoga and baked beans. Yeah Yeah Yeah were a bit worried. I know I'd be willing to listen. You physician confident about three minutes ago. I if I was in your position. I'm confident yeah I mean my position. I'm really confident about you. Know people invite me round two there is for. I'm no I I do got bit worried quite high standards. So that's good you saying that you'd complain. A friends house now won't complain at friends. No I would. If it wasn't right a restaurant at Sunday back to fix it go nuts. Don't really pretty much really would depend uh-huh depend on what the problem is. It's a tricky one because I've got a pair of a love. Hate relationship with websites like tripadvisor advisor in our an analyst type guessed that the rights on there a lot of the time is the is the type of guests. They'll be pretty difficult to pretty difficult to manage a restaurant. And it's it's great when people tell you what is wrong when they're so that we can fix it but sometimes times even that doesn't go down well because people can be pretty fucking rude about how they approach and it doesn't yeah doesn't need to be. I mean I think if things are constructive. Yeah Yeah right gary well we go out with got beef brisket chilly. Yeah I kind of guessed it right. You did a great job on it looks looks. Snow is three different types of Chilean. Yeah and can I load the Aga on it straight away interfacing without says how old are your call without it. I have you cut the risk. It slow slow braise for about five hours. Chilly not gonNA give almost sacred because like I mean on the podcast. I'll tell you I'm sure you probably know meshes. Seriously it's delicious. Rem notched up the flavor thing lovely depth of flavor. This is my topical. Can definitely it really. You're looking at me like making off audio video. It's really good. It's really good. I'm I'm going to have somebody go to really good on. Yeah I like a little bit but no so this is this is my type A.. Hey yeah this slow braised rich meaty a holiday rustic. This is everything about what this is everything about what we do in the restaurant. So yeah this is right down my street while I was thinking was thinking. We're open Manchester. Yeah I mean look cold today but I was open out nine o'clock this morning's abuse not cloud in the sky today. Yeah but for the past few days it has been pretty cold. Whoa I'm GonNa do this quiet kind of skies Ma'am Cook for Shafran? I'm GonNa Cello because of the ready. Brek glow going to be honest. I'm quite surprised as it's fucking delicious. I'm quite surprised. so that's really no dots honest about. That's why I like perfect and even if you didn't like I'd go right okay. Well what don't you like about it but I'm pleased at you. It's delicious. Br Right WE'RE GONNA I'm GONNA cover nate. Yes yes she didn't associate for my for my lunch nice. So that's that's the scary thing out the way for me you now. We can just talk about you ever yet. It's always been about food from growing up. No definitely not definitely not where where you quite clearly not from from Manchester yet. So all my family from down South I was born in San Albans so hopefully chin. That's a lifelong what support a so. So we've down that area and then folks moved up here when I was a eight or nine and yeah food yeah. It's not something that I wanted to be involved in. I had no interest in it and even when I did get involved in it. I didn't want to do it and I was I was I was. I was quite a shame that I was working in pubs. And doing what I was doing because why would you shamed I I sound like I'm how dumb by but I really didn't do very well in school I'm badly dyslexic right now. I by my brother and sister my sister had she had been to uni come out with a degree. My brother was in the middle of doing a law degree. and Ah there was no chance that I was even going to. I wouldn't have even been able to get into sixth form. Let alone get to continue studying. Did you feel that there. It wasn't supported school for dyslexia. I it wasn't that I felt it wasn't going back. Solve what twenty five years. Now there wasn't there wasn't it was acknowledged knowledged that were dyslexic. You just kind of pushed aside and go a well that stupid my lobos dyspraxia okay. So it was it. Was We call that very early on when he was like three or something. Yeah so we constantly giving you help and for of actors. Yeah I know A dyslexic nowadays. You got a script scripts shoved in Iran and go. Oh can you do this the next day and you will or Whiteman Anita Make Sense Eh. Sakon get rounder. Well it's similar with recipes and that type of thing. Yeah so let's go back to school. Sorry yes so. Yeah yeah I I wanted to. I wanted to make my mom and dad proud and I wanted to be like my brother and sister and I I wanted to go to union. Exactly what they did and that was what they spied until I guess in Iowa's by to the same because I looked up to them because we my brother and sister and and there was no chance so and the school dyslexia. Then it wasn't it was about but it wasn't really considered I was a case of I was wasting people's time and I was being I didn't care and I was lazy and that type of thing. It wasn't okay. Maybe he really just can't do it so that made it worse. It's kind of a self perpetuating. I guess I because I was not getting the the help I needed. I hate sounding done by but it is true. I wasn't being supported school So I ended up being a little bit. Not and so obviously my. I wanted to rebel. It wasn't that I wanted to rebel. No I just. I couldn't do it. I had nothing else to do so I was. I was in a class and I Y- it even now. It's funny that we're actually ironically on a podcast because of any just go into podcast in the last month and this is for to me this is. This is amazing because I I sound stupid by Kant read not in this. I can read a book but if I get to the bottom of two pages we get to the bottom of the page I i. It hasn't sunk in and I'll read it again and I can read. I can read the same page eight and it won't sink in. I can read but it just doesn't sink into my so yes so doing doing this kind of stuff is is is much better for me and I can understand that I can. I can learn like this can continue learning without reading but even the listeners. Love this podcast because they can get on with doom whatever that again and still learning learning about people and things failings as the carry on the day to day lives. You know definitely it's been it's been real insight the last few months into podcast. I'm like a junkie with costs to one after another. Look and tell me about whole soul. It's now in yet. I don't listen to many of one to one Asthma for dropping many one-to-one interviews anymore. Because obviously that's what I do when I'm when I'm not acting book. Does something something out there forever every type of mood and every type of person and I love it and it never stops always growing. Someone's always recommend any something definitely they They've been they've been brilliantly. Let's go back to school garden. Yeah well when he got bored there was nothing else for you to do. Yeah so go back to reading so nine so I if I was in a lesson I just didn't understand what was going on and I wasn't getting any help and so I I would. I saw it ended up being naughty just because I I didn't I could do what was in front of me so I was just ended up being naughty but I was still I still I still felt quite ambitious person. I still remember how I feel it still. I wanted to be better but I couldn't at school so I I was working by the time I was saw fourteen. Where can wash washing dishes in a pub and I just fell into it?.
"usher" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
"Point a needed it by the time. I started to perform the some of the my first album, my voice begin to come back. And my confidence began to be restored. As a result of performing someone to songs that was the beginning of brecca gnising that I needed to make an album that really spoke more to who. I was to main Duprey was bought into the equation and it worked. That was my voice that was my first time. It was my way that was my opportunity to begin to let you know, why was JD understood how to kind of bridge that gap between being a young artist and having a vibe being fly also to being from the south because he understood it we made that our in his basement, and we sat we talked. I talked to him about the things that I wanted to hear things that I felt like I needed to talk about he spoke to me about things that he felt I needed. And there was a kindle relationship that worked I think it's just the fact that I just chose to open up when you're able to just say and just be honest that ain't about being a superstar. That's about being a person. Listen to yourself success is freedom freedom to express yourself freedom to go where you want. Freedom to say what you feel freedom to be as loud. As you want to be. I think the moment that you decide to be free and just be happy that right there is excess. Life is what happens when you make another plans. Did I see all of the things that I am now not? That's what I mean. When I say life happens when you make another plans, I mean, the majority of the things that have happened. It was all based on my magic nation and my belief itself. You may have an idea of what you think your life is going to be you may have an idea or concept of what you wanna do passion leads us all, but the reality is we react to what happens reacting is the reality to what makes a success in life. How you react will determine what happens next. I mean, it all started. With me, my mom in every sense of the word. She was there. You know? She was there and she did her best. I think that she offered her time. She offered her commitment to helping me find my passion from the age of eleven or twelve. I was in a group a group by the name of the new beginning that was the beginning of my career that was the beginning of the idea of me being a solo artist. My mother took me out of the group, we moved to Atlanta Georgia, and I started my solo career meeting different people different producers. I would do whatever I possibly could to get their attention. So we start down this road of music in an attainment. My mother's very stern. She doesn't move wish. She has an idea, and there has to be this idea of integrity. I think that made her decision making what it was. And then it turned into a career far. We've had some incredible incredible experiences in that came by way of her belief in me, and her belief in the fact that I was who. I said I was and I was who she felt I was because it does take a true village to be successful in anything that you do. It's never just one person. No one man is an island. But we began to part are ways when I wanted to expand in other areas that I felt like she wasn't necessarily consider it off. Why create this tension when I'm attempting to grow as a man, I think I've spent so many years focusing on being an artist and being recognized as this talent, it ain't about that. No more. Now, it's about who. I am as a man, and I need you to be as supportive of me as a man there's a lot of love there. And there's a lot of respect there for what her commitment is men who she is a woman, we can try to say that we are a product of what happens to us, but we have the responsibility of steering the car at some point. You know, you're in a car until. You take the wheel, and I'm so happy that I was in a car that was going in the right direction. It made me a stronger person. It made me a person who was very clear about what I wanted and be right or wrong. It was my story. We both decided that it would be better for us to sever our ties in business. It does bother me at times when I looked to my right arm. My left in she ain't there because I do miss her at least being in the position of celebrating all in the hard work and time to have input into this career. Appreciate a contribution. Appreciate her for our commitment and her being unwavering about what she felt I deserved because it actually made me a lot stronger as it relates to my father. Usher Raymond the third. I think him for my name. He was a man with a name, and I was very happy to have that name. But the reality is he wasn't there. And I think I was maybe twenty one when I finally got a chance to have that connection. I think I begin to think about what life would be if I just decided to never know him, and I didn't want my life to go that way. So I reached out to him. I brought him closer to me. He really had difficulties with a drug addiction by the time. I begin to get to know him his body had been so riddled by drugs and by his abuse that he had liver issues. I was really left an very opposition. Because he left me as decision maker of his health and on his behalf, man. It was so it was it was hard because I. I make the decision rather you live you die. That right. There killed me. I'm not ready for that. I'm my ready to have to make that decision. He's being hailed and intensive care at the time. They say he needs his transplant and I have to make the decision. So I go to the studio, and I'm talking to my friend Nellie. First of all he said, why did you decide to reach out to your father sip because I wanted to have a relationship with them. So imagine if you decide at this moment to just let it go and not try I'll put my anger aside. And I have to thank nearly four. Because if he didn't tell me you've got to really think about what matters because if he leaves if you dis and you didn't try is that gonna be better than you spending this money
"usher" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
"Chacha. I do believe that life rewards decision. I think the moment that you decide that. This is what I'm going to do. And your unwavering about it. Something happens the action of that a ripple goes out the world, here's the energy. Here's that of life. And it's like, okay. So now, we're going to begin to present obstacles for you to see if you really are dedicated are, you sure you wanna do this because here's an obstacle. And for you. It's like man is the biggest obstacle ever. Oh my God. I can't get over this. And if you do great, but there's another obstacle. And if you get over that obstacles like oh shit. I just did it did. That's another obstacle. And you get over this next one. You like I cannot believe that I'm still dealing with the I thought I made it, but there's another obstacle and that's life. It was hard making my first album. Because I had lost my voice. My golden ticket was my voice. And I lost it. I don't know if it's something that all people deal with because that's what I've been told at the time. That Amen is just puberty. You're gonna go through it. But when you raise your voice to sing, and you could do it so easily now, it's not there. It's gone. And you don't know if it's gonna come back either. You know, I'll never forget the first day. I'm getting ready to do a showcase for my record company. And I know I don't have the voice to sing the song. I waited all my life for this opportunity. I had a record do there's nothing you can take. There's no medication. There's nothing you can do to ease this moment. So I'll perform before this audience, and no matter how much confidence we as artists. Have no matter. What age you see when people are reacting? They're shifting in this cease to look at each other. Does that odd? Silence. Has that? You know, and you feel that as a kid. It's like, wow, I'm not strong enough to even understand this type of rejection. It's just been a man there's such opportunity. There's such promise. You're so poised to be this that that. And it's all getting ready to disappear. I came home. I on my house, and I just I started running I didn't stop. I think I may have ran about ten miles. And when I finally decided to stop I made up my mind that I was going to go back home, and I was gonna face this as hard as it was. And when I got back, my mother, she told me, I know this is hard, but we're gonna fight for it. We're gonna fight through it. You gotta be. All right. We're going to get vocal coaches, whatever we gotta do. And I'm gonna make sure that they don't drop you because the question was is he gone to sustain. We may have to drop him. I heard them say that. So there was an obstacle. That was an opportunity to prove them wrong to prove myself. Right. That when I felt when I believed would happen. So there was no stopping there was no option once again to stop. I had to fight for it. You can either give up or you can fight for another opportunity. Do you turn away from what you said, you were passionate about do you find a means to get to it in another way you make away or you give up giving up is not an option in life. There's always a way there is always a way. No matter how bad it is. No matter how dark it looks no matter how complicated it is. There is always a way. And if I had not gone through a lot of the things that I did I wouldn't be who I am. I wouldn't be where I wouldn't have the respect for the place that I said by a second album ushers quest for artistic growth brought him to chart climbing producer, Jermaine Duprey. And what followed was a period of self discovery. Usher had found his artistic voice. I mean, if I have to compare singing in church. Versus you know, standing in for thirty thousand people. I mean, it's a bigger audience. But the passion is the same. You can move things with performance. Necessarily have to be about love. Sometimes it could be a meaningful message that's needed that platform being able to speak to that scale of an audience and have that magnitude right that platform that ability to exploit issues or the talk about issues being able to perform gave me another way of articulating myself. He gave me an opportunity to address issues that you know, I see things that I feel whole some of the most incredible fun or not emotional experiences in life. That idea of you go through something to get to something. I've lived it. My first album, I was in the process of trying to establish. Why was as an artist? I don't think the idea was for me to be a child star. I think the idea was to be someone who could cater to young on his as well as a note audience. This was obviously off the beaten path of who. And what I came from. It was more songs that was selected in while some of them were good. They weren't my own. But that was a reward in being able to finally cross that I stop point
"usher" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
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Born for the spotlight are in b superstar. Usher, raymond. The fourth has been basking in that light with his soulful voice. And electrifying dance moves for over twenty years. Usher success is personally meaningful to me because he first appeared on the Oprah Winfrey. Show way back in nineteen ninety five. He was only sixteen it's been a pleasure to watch. Usher grow from a teenager with big dreams to the eight time Grammy winner he is today. Usher discovered his passion for music at an early age his natural talent. And dazzling performances on star. Search caught the attention of music executive l a Reid who signed usher to his label LA face records, hoping to cultivate, his potential the label sent thirteen year old usher to New York City to be mentored by an up and comer named Sean puffy combs. In New York. Usher was introduced to an ocean of temptations. He wasn't quite ready for. Everybody has a story. And there's something to be learned from every experience. Use your life as a class. This is masterclass with usher. I'm thirteen years old. I would do anything that I possibly could for people to hear my voice fast forward to get a deal. I get a deal with the face records. And it's now about the happen. They decided that Sean puffy combs was the person that really helped me understand what it was to exist. As an artist. So going to New York City was so many obstacles wind up from Chattanooga. Tennessee now being in this big city. I don't know nobody I don't know my way around I don't know the culture with displaces. I don't even know what the word culture meant at the time. Well, a lot of things I seen a lot of positions that I think I was put in I had to make very tough decisions in my life about who. I would be. I was thirteen years old and being thirteen having that type of exposure cool to go to Howard homecoming with puff. It was great to be able to go to club USA or the supper club with puffy in that time or the. Tunnel. But these are places that have thirteen-year-old probably should not be. You know, most kids are trying to figure out, you know, how to be around hot girls pretty girls, I'm around grown women. And I'm seeing them do things and have experiences that I'm not quite ready for and I think he was just trying to show me the lifestyle. However, that's not what I was there for. I was there because I wanted a career man. So we will fight. We would tussle. He would say man, you got. A little bit too intense. You gotta relax like yeoman. I'm here to work, man. I saying in a week. I mean, I'm thirteen years old like banging on. This man is though I am the manager. I am the spokesperson for usher. And I'm telling him, look you're gonna put me in the studio man, you got biggie Smalls in there, you got Craig Mack in you're gonna make me priority to a my hit a party, which I don't want to go to the clubs. I'm matter of fact, I'm too young. Even be in here. Why you got me in clubs? I think as a kid I realized, hey, look, that's not my ring. That's not my moment. That's not my bottle. That's not my drink. That's not my celebration. So I'm not here. To celebrate. I wanted people to be excited about me the way they were excited about him. I wanted my own success. So I was stayed studio. All the what I could absorb from being an artist being around other performance like Mary J Blige, Jody Albie, sure. At the time. Missy Elliott Timbaland. All of these people. I would just absorb every better. What I could get my hands on just pulling everything possibly could. There was a lesson in all of it. That was something to pull from it. All because I I got a chance to see a glimpse of the lifestyle a glimpse of the idea of what it was to be successful. And and part of all of this is really if you can see it, then you should believe it. I think everybody needs a mentor who you choose to invest in mentor is really up to who you see yourself being because as a result of being run that man, Sean puffy combs. I don't sleep to this day. I have a problem sleep into this day. I got it from him. I mean, this is the dude who's just never slept. I mean, he's probably the first one to get up in the last one go to sleep and that commitment I picked up generally speaking. I think that on the road to riches. Don't forget to stop and take pictures 'cause you're gonna see a lot of things, and you need to remember those things because they will become a valuable lessons in helping to prepare you for the next level. I mean, let's just start with the fact that as an African American coming from the south that opportunity to exceed expectation isn't readily available for me. So at the age of eight nine I begin to ask myself like what am I gonna do with my life? Who am I going to be going to be a teenager who sleeps on my mom's couch, looking forward a menial job that we know will at least give me enough to just pay for gas to get there. And from every day. Nah. I wanna do something that I was going to take my mom out of here and hopefully put us in a better situation. So what would that be because I know whatever I have to do whatever I choose to do I have to start. Now. I don't know. I tried everything. I tried baseball football basketball. I wouldn't tall enough. F- when strong enough wasn't fast enough. But then I think I was watching Michael Jackson is something names performance somewhere in Germany, and there's this small stage in his huge stadium in his people. Every I mean, so many people that there's no way that you were able to see what was going on in that small box. It was just this sea of people around the stage. There's something about that vision. Something about seeing that made me began to have visions of my own that someday, I'd have an audience. I'd be performing in front of an audience IB performing in front of people who my fans my mother. She was a youth director of acquire. And I joined a choir. I was around it. So I I'd say, okay, fine. I'm gonna I'm gonna try this build up enough confidence in church to go down and sing. And take a solo went after I did my first solo. Oh, I felt like I man I have a talent. I can literally do it. I can sing if not just as good better than the people who on the radio. So why should I have a shot at it when I can dance? And I love it. I could sing. And I love it. I could learn music at that age in love it. This is something that I could do this is something that I could be comfortable doing. I guess it was like, and they say a seed, right? The seed of hope and faith that I could do that begin to create this Lou circled, it became bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. So I was able to hold onto those little moments that gave me hope that. Okay. If I work at something long enough, I have to become successful at it. So let me start now. So eight years old, Chattanooga, Tennessee, then I would tell people, you know, one day. I'm gonna have fans one day. I'm going to sign an autograph for you. And they were looking at me like what is located? Thank you. I'll just being honest. I was telling them what? I knew could potentially would potentially happen because I believed it was something in that that delusional dream, right? Think we all have imagination. I think if we are able to fuel our magic nation. That's when we began to have the ideas that lead us to the realities something about that conviction in that speaking it into existence was the beginning of me, creating usher or at the time. My name was Chacha.